Metallinx on Etsy brings you a wide range of metalwork, up-cycled antique sterling silverware, wire wrap and beaded jewelry in 14k gold filled, brass, bronze, copper and sterling wire! Shop owner Janell loves spending time in her studio making jewelry in North Atlanta, Georgia. Her favorite materials to work with include sterling silver, art clay, copper, brass beads and stones. She uses a large torch to make all her metalsmith and up-cycled antique sterling silverware jewelry!
Janell has always been intrigued with how the past ties into the present. As a young girl, she made jewelry with seed beads and never forgot the joy she felt when wearing handmade items. As an adult, she began metal-smithing. Recently she found out that her grandmother metal-smithed on her front porch in Vermont as a young woman. Janell knew her grandmother as a talented oil painter but was even more excited to feel the connection with her once again through the love of metal-smithing. It is Janell’s love of the past that has drawn her to work with antique sterling silverware. One section of her Etsy shop named “Spoon-Up-Memories”has a lovely display of up-cycled sterling silverware made into unique jewelry pieces. Janell’s goal is to create jewelry so each person wearing it feels beautiful and confident.
This heart necklace featured in the photograph here was made from an antique, sterling silver, cocktail fork. Janell sawed the middle section away to look like the inside of a heart. She brought the outside tines to meet in the middle and soldered a sterling chain to drop red, burgundy and pink Swarovski crystals. This pendant hangs from a sterling silver chain with extender. This necklace is 16″ long and has a 1-1/2″ sterling silver extender. I love the way Janell recreated this cocktail fork into a new work of art! Also featured here are Metallinx’s handcrafted red dangle earrings made with sterling ear wires and white, fresh water pearls. These classy earrings would pair lovely with the heart necklace! Whether you are looking for unique jewelry pieces for yourself or a special gift for a friend, Metallinx has beautiful, handcrafted pieces for you!
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